5 a Day the Christmas way!

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Christmas! We know that it’s not exactly synonymous with ‘healthy’… for instance, did you know that in the UK we eat more calories than any other country in Europe?* During the festivities, it can be a real struggle to get your complete daily intake of fruit and veg. Those strawberry crèmes, chocolate oranges and fruity…


Christmas Activities For Kids

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In 2015, 7 in 10 of the UK’s 5- to 15-year-olds had access to tablet computers, with 34% owning their own. In 2016 that figure has increased. Technology is having an impact on our lives from a younger and younger age and Christmas is a time when screen time increases. But Christmas is also a…


How To Bring The Outside Inside This Christmas

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At Christmas time, we often bring the outside into our homes. The Christmas tree is an obvious example! We bring it indoors, cover it in baubles and tinsel, and put carefully wrapped presents underneath it. For many, it is a true symbol of Christmas. But why not make the outside a theme this year? You’ve…


Christmas Up-cycling

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At V8 we love combining crafts with Christmas! Why go out and buy Christmas decorations, when making your own is a great way to save money and have fun? Transform your old junk into attractive and quirky decorations this Christmas. Check out some of our favourite Christmas up-cycling tips and tricks below. Christmas Jars Take…


10 Fascinating Festive Facts

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While you’re wrapping gifts, listening to Christmas songs and revelling in the festive cheer, we have a round-up of five fascinating Christmas facts to get your mind boggling…


Creative Christmas Stocking Stuffers

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Presents have been bought and wrapped, the decorations are up, Christmas is sorted! … or is it? Did you remember the Christmas stockings? Stuck for decent stocking ideas? We have you covered! We’ve got a sleigh full of ideas of what to put in your Christmas stockings this year to bring a little extra magic…


Festive Fruit Ideas!

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Christmas –  the season for overindulgence. There’s Christmas dinner, tins of chocolates and unhealthy nibbles everywhere you look. Therefore, fruit can be a welcoming sight after the heavy dinners and treats! Below we’ve compiled some festive ways to use fruit this Christmas. Whether you’re eating them, using them for drinks or creating garlands packed full…


Top Twenty Cringeworthy Christmas Cracker Jokes

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Don’t you just LOVE a terrible Christmas cracker joke? Christmas jokes are an essentially part of getting us into the Christmas spirit. They allow us all to share in a collective groan at the predictable – yet undoubtedly funny – clichés. These decorated dinner creations, filled with exciting gifts and a colourful Christmas hat, make…


How To Decorate Your Office This Christmas

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You wake up on a morning in December to a Christmas wonderland. Your house is a veritable grotto of decorations, presents and the smells of Christmas. But it isn’t Christmas Day just yet. You still have to go to work! And work is about as un-christmasy as you could imagine. Barren cubicles, dour employees and…


DON’T PANIC! How to stay organised this Christmas

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1. Buy a planner for the month Buying yourself a big, clear planner specifically for December can make such a difference. This allows you a clear overview of the upcoming month and all the things that are scheduled in. All party invitations and social events can go in here. This means you can plan ahead…